Team Lead/Sr.Mainframe Network Systems Programmer at Ensono

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JOB SUMMARY

Plans, installs, tests, administers, maintains, updates and implements VTAM, TCPIP, FTP, SFTP, TLS, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM, Enterprise Extender and mainframe network related software.   Diagnoses, resolves, and documents system problems.  Supports client mainframe Network environments and participates in client discussions as needed.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for IT mainframe Network systems programming and general product support including configuring interfaces to other subsystems.
  • Plans, coordinates, installs, configures, tests, administers, maintains, updates, implements, tracks changes and/or provides corrective maintenance to mainframe Network-related software. 
  • Diagnoses, resolves and documents mainframe Network-related problems.
  • Adheres to ITIL, Change and Problem Management process. 
  • Effectively communicates with software suppliers, peers, clients and Leadership.
  • Maintains current software and products by ensuring system availability and performance in accordance with service agreements.
  • Monitors and reports on system/product performance, reliability and consistency.
  • Prioritizes and balances tasks, issues and concerns with self, team and clients.
  • Increases efficiency through automation and/or template utilization as appropriate.
  • Review and seek out cost reductions, efficiency improvements and better methods to support applicable technology environments.
  • Keeps informed of latest industry, trends, products, services with relevant existing and emerging technologies.
  • Develops leads and manages system programming projects including project management.
  • Trains and communicates with Associates and Clients for new upgrades and products.
  • Assists Client applications with problem determination and problem solving
  • Mainframe Network System Programmer responsibilities are determined by departmental need and may include partial support of technology silos related to several areas such as:
    • Operating systems z/OS, Z/VM, Z/Linux
    • Network systems, CICS, MQ, Netview, Netmaster, TCP/IP, VTAM, NDM, FTP, EE, CA/Spool, LRS VPS/DRS, InfoPrint, JQP, XPTR, Connect:Direct, XCOM, Bluezone, SailPoint, AT-TLS, SFTP
    • Capacity Planning/Performance processor, Networks and storage
    • Database Systems DB2, IMS, IDMS, ADABASE, NATURAL, UDB, DATACOM
    • Security tools ACF2, Top Secret, RACF
    • Storage platforms Tape, Virtual Tape, DASD
    • Third Party software tools
    • Automated Operations systems AF Operator, OPS/MVS, UNICENTER

Qualifications

10+ years mainframe experience is preferred, with strong networking skills needed.  Running traps, traces and debugging network related issues. 

Team Lead skillset is a plus

Good communication skills are required as the candidate will be dealing with internal colleagues as well as external clients.

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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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